Domitian, 81-96. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.71 g, 6 h), Rome, 92-94. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS Bare head of Domitian to right. Rev. GERMANICVS COS XVI Domitian standing left in slow triumphal quadriga, holding laurel branch in his right hand and scepter in his left; on side of chariot, Victory standing left, crowning trophy. BMC 213. Calicó 853. Cohen 161 var. (laureate) RIC 749. Rare. A beautiful example of this important issue with a very attractive portrait. Minor mark on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Ex Hess-Divo 325, 23 October 2013, 288 and Künker 191, 22 June 2011, 5028.
This beautiful aureus was struck in commemoration of Domitian's triumph held in 89, which celebrated his victories in Germania in the mid 80s (see above, lot 3456).